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English Language Arts: Story Map Interactive Tool

A story map is a graphic organizer used to help students learn the elements of a book or story. Students can create their own digital story map with this interactive from the PBS Digital series It’s Lit! To create their story map, students will identify the characters, setting, and point of view of a book of their choice. Students will also identify the rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of the story’s plot. Finally, students will use the interactive to analyze the big picture of the story, including the conflict, theme, and tone. The interactive includes a full glossary and a blank printable version of the story map.

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